Slide Creek Day Use Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Slide Creek boat ramp and swim area is located in the Slide Creek Campground on the east side of Cougar Reservoir. This area attracts hundreds of fishermen, boaters, swimmers and water skiers from early spring until fall.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: 4/15/2019: Closed for public safety due to the Terwilliger Fire...details
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $8 per vehicle, per day
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds in the Cougar Recreation Area.
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413

General Information


From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Road 19).

Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, turning right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive for 8 miles to Forest Road 500.

Turn left on Forest Road 500 and continue north for 1.5 miles to Slide Creek Campground and Day Use Area.

General Notes:
  • The Day Use Area has two sites with tables and steel fire rings, paved swim pad, paved boat ramp, changing room and ample parking. The swim slab is buoy-marked for swimmer safety.
  • 800 foot walk to drinking water, garbage service

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Picnic tables
Drinking water 800 foot walk to drinking water
Toilets Vault
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1700 feet